The third edition of the Diabetes Atlas was launched in
December 2006, at the 19th World Diabetes Congress of the
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in Cape Town, South
Africa. The aim of the Atlas, which has been described as
the flagship publication of IDF, is to provide the most recent
and accurate information on diabetes in 2007 and provide
estimates of the likely impact of the condition up to 2025. Its
purpose is to disseminate the most up-to-date and salient
facts concerning the scope, impact and burden of diabetes
globally and on a regional and country-by-country basis.
Peter Bennett reviews this latest edition.
World Diabetes Congress, prevalence of diabetes, economic impact, changing epidemic, mortality